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“Excellent Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Talbot Hotel Carlow
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Limerick, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on 11th. May 2013 for 1 night. We were attending a car rally the following day in Tullow. Everything was perfect from check in to check out. Staff in reception, bar and restaurant very pleasant. Our room was hugh with a double and single bed, very modern and comfortable. We ate in the bar, food is served upto 9.30pm. Very nice and tasty. There was a man playing a guitar and singing in the bar on the Sat. night of our stay and he was really good. Not loud so you could talk comfortably over him. There was a slight bit of raised voices from some unpleasant people on our corridor at about 4 am. I rang reception and complained about this as the noise woke us up. It was dealt with immediately and all settled down. The receptionist apologised to us the following morning. Not hotels fault if these kind of people book in. Would not put me off in returning to this hotel again and would have no problem recommending this hotel to anyone. Very clean and well maintained premises. Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Annbaby,

Thank you so much, for posting a review on trip advisor in relation to your stay with us at the Talbot Hotel Carlow, on the 11th May for the car rally event!

Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us in the bar and found it to be delicious and tasty. I’m delighted to hear that you also enjoyed the live entertainment that we have in the bar every weekend!

Thank you for letting us know during your stay about the unforeseen small bit of noise on the corridor that evening. This provided us with an opportunity to immediately rectify this isolated incident. Sincere thanks for this, we really do appreciate you letting us know. We were able to ensure that all our guests have a restful night sleep!

We hope to see you soon again and we hope you enjoyed the rally in Carlow too on the 12th May.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Everything was fantastic about this hotel. The Only small thing is the location is a bit out of the city centre but didn't bother us that much. Swimming pool was lovely & relaxing, food was fantastic both breakfast and dinner!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Kieranfitz5,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor in relation to your recent stay with us in the Talbot Hotel Carlow

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you loved everything about the hotel! It’s lovely to hear also that our reception team looked after you so well throughout your stay too, and that you had an opportunity to enjoy the leisure club facilities.

Thank you for letting us know that dinner and breakfast was fantastic during your stay, and I do hope that we will have the opportunity to look after you again in the Talbot Hotel Carlow

Once again sincere thanks for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stayed on May 11th. Had a slightly romantic night planned that wasn't complete. Liz and Hazel on the front desk went above and beyond the call of duty helping me make sure it was a fantastic stay. Had dinner in Corries on Saturday night and it was delicious. The room was lovely and welcoming. Had breakfast in the Liberty Tree restaurant and it was delicious. I would recommend the Talbot easily. The room price was very reasonable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Rudiger88

Many thanks for taking the time to place a review on Tripadvisor and for sharing your feedback with us.

We are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your Romantic Night away, and that Liz and Hazel from our front desk were so helpful to you throughout your stay. Its lovely to hear that our team ensured you had a fantastic stay with us!

Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your delicious meals in Corries Bar & Bistro & the 4th Floor Liberty Tree restaurant.

I look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot in the near future, we have great offers all year round, so we would be delighted to offer you a great deal again to stay with us.

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Swinford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Very many thanks to the delightful staff particularly Hazel at Reception who was so helpful about places to visit and parking and Geraldino our very attentive waiter at dinner . Our food was delicious both evening meal and breakfast which was beautifully served without a scrap of grease. The restaurant has lovely views over the surrounding countryside The evening entertainment was great fun. We had a really really nice stay and would definitely stay again. My only complaint would be the coffee at breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Bavose

Sincere thanks, for taking the time to share your feedback with us in relation to your recent stay with us at the Talbot Hotel Carlow

I am delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Thank for your letting us know that Hazel looked after you so well, with great recommendations on places to visit in Carlow. Carlow really is a great place to visit and we are always keen to recommend the top attractions in Carlow.

It’s lovely to read that you enjoyed your meals with us, and found dinner and breakfast to be delicious on both evenings in the 4th Floor Liberty Tree Restaurant. At this time of year the views are really amazing from the 4th Floor restaurant and we will be sure to let Geraldino know that he looked after you so well!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot Carlow in the near future. We have entertainment a few nights each week so we will let you know about those upcoming dates also

Once again sincere thanks for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Tipperary, Ireland
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed at the Talbot Carlow the May weekend with my husband an two friends.The staff there were very pleasant and help full . The rooms were very comfortable ,but the dinners were cold and so were the breakfast cold. The food there was good but it was cold .On my last night there I told them I wanted a hot dinner and I got it hot The service at breakfast was poor more staff sould be no.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Mary j

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on trip advisor and for sharing your feedback with us in relation to your recent stay with us over the May bank holiday weekend!

I am delighted to hear that you found your accommodation over the weekend to be very comfortable. I am disappointed to hear that your dining experience with us was not to the high standard that we set for ourselves here in the Talbot Carlow. I really appreciate you letting us know during your stay with us so we had an opportunity to look after you and rectify this!

Sincere thanks for this and we have taken all of this on board, and put corrective measures in place to ensure that this is rectified.

Once again thank you for taking the time to post a review in relation to your stay with us. I do hope that we will have an opportunity to look after you again in the near future

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Dublin
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Stayed here on May 7th. Excellent value. Pleasant check-in and were giving all the info we needed. My son used the leisure centre and had no complaints. Comfortable beds. Dinner was lovely with the views of surrounding countryside. Greeted by smiling staff at breakfast. Will be back .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Tanned38,

Sincere thanks, for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us in relation to your recent stay with us.

I’m delighted to hear that you and your family were looked after so well on check-in, and that you were provided with all the information that you needed in relation to your stay with us. It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us too for dinner and breakfast in our 4th Floor Liberty Tree Restaurant, with its stunning views over the rolling countryside.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot Hotel Carlow,many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

I recently stayed at the talbot Carlow with family and thought the hotel service was very good I got a warm welcome at reception my a lady named Hazel who was very helpful , the bar staff were very quick with there service , my most enjoyable experience in the hotel was the use of the fantastic Leisure Facalities my family were welcomed by a friendly staff member by the name of Keely who really went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our use of the gym and pool I would highly recommend anybody looking for a leisure Break stay at the talbot and ask
for keely.I look forward to returning in the near Future

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TalbotManager, General Manager at Talbot Hotel Carlow, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Dear Byrneeva,

Sincere thanks for taking the time to post your review on trip advisor in relation to your recent stay with us in the Talbot Carlow. We really do appreciate your feedback.

Im delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your stay with us, and that the service was excellent throughout your stay and in particular that Hazel and Keely looked after you so well!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Talbot in the near future for your next leisure break
All the best for now and once again many thanks for taking the time to post a review on tripadvisor!

Kind Regards

Ken Battigan
General Manager
4* Talbot Hotel Carlow
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Additional Information about Talbot Hotel Carlow

Address: Portlaoise Road, Carlow, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Carlow > Carlow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Carlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Talbot Hotel Carlow 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Talbot Hotel Carlow is a leading four star hotel located just 2km from Carlow Town. All 84 guest rooms along with two spectacular suites and well appointed interconnecting family rooms are designed, furnished and decorated with the ultimate of guests comfort and convenience in mind. Range of dining options await you at Corries Bar & Bistro which serves delicious food throughout the day and the 4th floor Liberty Restaurant for Breakfast & Dinner. The award wining Inspirit Health & Leisure Club boasts a 20m deck level pool, kiddies pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room & state of the Art Gym. Classic Beauty Salon provides a range of pampering treatments. Weekend Kiddies Programme available at the Talbot Hotel Carlow. ... more   less 
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